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Egyptian ONTV's renowned Lebanese TV host Liliane Daoud deported to Beirut

Ahram Online , Tuesday 28 Jun 2016
TV host Liliane Daoud
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Lebanese ONTV host Liliane Daoud was deported from Egypt to Beirut on Monday night.

Daoud was arrested at her Cairo house on Monday and transported to Cairo airport for deportation, her Lawyer Zyad El-Elaimy announced the news on his Facebook account.

Her deportation comes hours after she announced on Twitter that she had ended her contract with privately-owned Egyptian channel ONTV, which she joined in June 2011.

El-Elaimy said Daoud had entered Egypt using her British passport and had not renewed her Lebanese passport for a while.

The interior ministry is yet to comment on Daoud's deportation.

Daoud's show The Complete Picture, which ran for five years, was among very few TV programmes which gave a platform to political opposition figures to speak freely on air.

Her Egyptian ex-husband, Khaled El-berry, was coincidentally present at her home during the arrest while picking up their ten-year-old daughter for dinner.

"They gave [Daoud] exactly five minutes. They refused to allow her to take anything with her except her wallet. They also refused to let her call a lawyer or the [Lebanese] embassy," El-Berry wrote on his Facebook account.

El-Berry stressed that Daoud has Egyptian residency because she was married to him for six years.

Daoud's decision to leave ONTV came one day after Mohamed El-Garhy -- the producer of the famous Gaber El-Armouty's TV show "Headlines", on the same TV channel -- announced he and the show's anchor would leave after seven years at the station.

These changes at the station come one month after ONTV was acquired by steel tycoon Ahmed Abu-Hashima.

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Khaled, Egypt
29-06-2016 06:54am
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No surprise
Why people are so surprised on this act of yhe SiSi regime? This is very soft image that they just deported her NOT thrown her behind the bar for "inciting hatred,violence and planning to destablise and throwing the SiSi govt". She has also not killed in an encounter with security force having Arms and explosives in her possession. You should thank to our beloved Rulers who let her go safely.
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M Eastman
29-06-2016 05:13am
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I guess things did not change in Egypt
In 1960 we had 24 hours to leave Egypt.My parents were born in Egypt. Guess after 56 years the tactics did not change ?
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lucky
28-06-2016 01:08am
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have you gone crazy?!?!
You put her on a plane with no money. No one to pick her up... And her Egyptian family wants her.. You are responsible for her safety.
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lucky
28-06-2016 12:18am
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*Free Lilianne******
Unlawful arrest and deportation.... Breaking up families... Booooooo!!!!!!
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lucky
27-06-2016 11:53pm
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:(
Free Lilianne!!!!!
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lucky
27-06-2016 11:40pm
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Sums up this article... *brutal*
Isn't that the lady that wept with happiness On the news when millions of egyptians came out to demand Morsi's removal? Just because she held a position on the news for a fair and balanced debate... It doesn't mean she was against the government. Just like a defense attorney has to represent the accused... Its a job. She's a mother... And I imagine there is one sad little ten year old right now. That arrest and deportation was completely cruel and unneccessary. It also makes Egypt look really bad. Breaking hearts like that. :( Gives a big thumbs down. Someone should be giving her a huge apology.
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